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  La certosa
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The Certosa is a 14th century Carthusian monastery standing on a hill (Galluzzo), on the way to Siena. The Carthusians followed St. Benedict's rule with extraordinary vigor ( work and prey) and produced spectacular handcrafts, in particular inlays. Each monk had a cell where he worked and took his meals, and another where he slept and prayed; the cells are arranged around the main cloister, and the complex looks very much like a fortress.

Today it is inhabited by a group of Cistercian Benedictine monks.
Part of the monastery is open to visitors, except Mondays.

To go there take the 37 bus, which leaves from Piazza Santa Maria Novella.

Phone: 0039.055.2049226

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  • Updated Aug 6, 2004
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